IPCC report finds global warming responsible for species' extinction

Alex Crowe
By Alex Crowe
Updated February 28 2022 - 8:18pm, first published 11:00am
The Bramble Cay melomys has become extinct due to climate change. Picture: Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Warming temperatures have caused mass mortality of plants and animals around the globe, including the first climate-driven extinction in Australia, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found.

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Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe

Science and Environment Reporter

Alex covers science and environment issues, with a focus on local Canberra stories. alex.crowe@austcommunitymedia.com.au